I'm with you on 78. I saw them in Stockton in January. Stockton! Great show but boy was he squeaky. I'm sure fighting through on those nights and that volume must have had major long-term affects. That, and how the nasal passages get tweaked due to pharms. :)
Agree with 78. It's funny that the Eyes from 7/8/78 was what really turned me on to live Dead, but that show has since set the line in their history that I don't like to cross. Jerry's voice sounds like it's becoming ragged but still has life to it.